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An ecclesiastic council or meeting to consult on church matters
an ecclesiastical council
{n} an ecclesiastical assembly, a union
This name is given to any form of Christian ecclesiastical assembly (conference of clergymen)
A Church council
a council convened to discuss ecclesiastical business
(see Ecumenical Council)
A church council Today normally entertaining representatives from an entire denomination In history, often included representatives from a variety of independent denominations
Another term for council, which can be used more or less interchangeably with it A church assembly summoned by the bishop of a single diocese is normally called a (diocesan) synod rather than a council
a periodic conference of bishops, organized when there is a perceived need to deal with a special set of problems
{i} ecclesiastical council; stellar conjunction (Astronomy)
one of 65 groupings of congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
A synod is a special council of members of a Church, which meets regularly to discuss religious issues. an important meeting of church members (synodus, from synodos , from syn- ( SYN-) + hodos ). Barmen Synod of Holy Synod Whitby Synod of
a formal meeting of representatives of various units of the church
An assembly of ecclesiastics or other church delegates, convoked pursuant to the law of the church, for the discussion and decision of ecclesiastical affairs [40] A council within the Church Diocesan councils consisted of the presbyters of a dioscese meeting under the presidency of the bishop Provincial councils consisted of all the diosces in an ecclesiastical province, with the provincial in the role of the pre sident over the bishops of the province Plenary councils were councils of several provinces Patriarchal councils were of the provinces united in one patriarchate The provinces in a country could form a national council General councils could be of the East or West, or of the whole Church Finally, Ecumenical Councils were those whose decisions were accepted by the Church as a whole [41]
A meeting of bishops and elected lay and clerical delegates in each of the nine geographical provinces of the Episcopal Church
of Anabaptist leaders held in Schleitheim, February 24, 1527
a governing body consisting of the ministers and ruling elders of not fewer than three presbyteries within a specific geographic region Commissioners to the synod, an equal number of ministers and ruling elders, are elected by the presbyteries There are 16 synods
A conjunction of two or more of the heavenly bodies
An assembly or council having civil authority; a legislative body
Synod of Barmen
Meeting of German Protestant leaders at Barmen in May 1934 to organize Protestant resistance to Nazism. Representatives came from Lutheran, Reformed, and United churches. Some church leaders had already chosen to limit their efforts to passive resistance, and others had been co-opted by the Nazi regime. The Pastors' Emergency League, headed by Martin Niemoller, was the backbone of active resistance. The Synod was of major importance in the founding of the Confessing Church by Karl Barth and others
Synod of Whitby
Meeting of the Christian church of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Northumbria in 664 or, possibly, 663, to decide whether to follow Celtic or Roman usages, which had been reintroduced to southern England by St. Augustine of Canterbury in 597. Though Northumbria had been mainly converted by Celtic missionaries, the king decided for Rome, believing that Rome followed the teaching of St. Peter, holder of the keys to heaven. The decision contributed to the unification of the English church and brought it into close contact with the rest of Europe
General Synod
the group of people who govern the Church of England. It includes bishops and elected representatives from among the priests and other members of the church
Holy Synod
The governing body of any of the Eastern Orthodox churches. Ecclesiastical governing body created by Tsar Peter I in 1721 to head the Russian Orthodox Church, replacing the patriarchate of Moscow. Peter created the Synod, made up of representatives of the hierarchy obedient to his will, to subject the church to the state, and appointed a secular official, the chief procurator, to supervise its activities. The Synod persecuted all dissenters and censored publications, and Peter disposed of church property and revenues for state purposes at his own discretion. In 1917 a church council reestablished the patriarchate, but the new Soviet government soon nationalized all church-held lands
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    /ˈsənəd/ /ˈsɪnəd/


    [ 'si-n&d also -"&aum ] (noun.) 14th century. Middle English sinod, from Late Latin synodus, from Late Greek synodos, from Greek, meeting, assembly, from syn- + hodos way, journey.